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Admittedly, I am not the biggest fan of modern horror movies. Name anything from the 1960s through the 1980s and I’ve probably seen it, but since that era, the dependence upon special effects and shock has left me largely uninterested. However, when an A-list cast signs up to star, I typical…

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SMITHVILLE — A record number of anglers came out to participate in the Smithville Bassmasters eighth annual Daniel Palmer Memorial Classic Open Buddy Bass Tournament at Smithville Lake.

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LIBERTY — Mid-Continent Public Library will break ground on a new Liberty facility during an event that will include a presentation at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. The current branch at 1000 Kent St. will remain open during construction.

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KEARNEY — In an effort to raise funds for a splash pad to be built in downtown Kearney’s Lions Park, businesses are teaming up with the Kearney Enrichment Council to bring a block party atmosphere to the city and need public participation for the event to be a success.

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Mammograms remain one of the best methods to detecting breast cancers, giving women the opportunity to start treatment early if cancer is detected. In countries with early access to quality screening and treatment, breast cancer survival rates are now greater than 80%.

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In his "Gettysburg Address," Abraham Lincoln described a "government of the people, by the people, for the people." The problem for any democracy is that those people can make a mistake — a dangerous mistake — by electing someone who's severely unqualified or a bloomin' nutcase.